Buddha Buzz: AIDS Activist Buddha

  Found this funny Buddhist bumper sticker on chron.com, amid many Christian ones. As the post says, there’s something about expressing your religion publicly, for all to see; it’s a clear identity statement. But the thing…

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Commemorating Pearl Harbor and Celebrating Rohatsu

Yesterday marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor. Thousands lost their lives, and a nation filled its heart with anger. On the following day, December 8th, 1941, President Roosevelt declared war against…

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9 Minute Enlightenment

How can we really address the issue of awakening as lay people caught up in our day-to-day activities? Joseph Goldstein has come up with a plan: “The nine-minute-a-day turbo-charged path to enlightenment!”* It consists of three…

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Mahaparinibbana Sutta: Four Places of Pilgrimage

“There are four places, Ananda, that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. What are the four? “‘Here the Tathagata was born!’ [Lumbini] This, Ananda, is a place that a pious…

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